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.s.a. is doing is okay with me. >> it's great. it's essential. by the way president obama thinks it's essential. it's essential if we want to minimize the kind of strikes that we just had in boston. it's absolutely essential. >> reporter: at what point would be it be alarming for you in terms of government surveillance?
>>> good morning to our virs sour viewers in the west. president obama makes his case for attack syria. new clues about when a strike might happen. now, threats of retaliation if those u.s. missiles fly. >>> mishgamerica's biggest drugstore chain is accused of overcharging at the register. and we'll meet the sensation of the u.s. open 17-year-old american victoria duval. >>> first, we begin with today's eye opener your world in 90 seconds. >> i have no interest in any kind of open-ended conflict but we need to make sure they're held accountable. >> the stakes rise in syria. >> the president's assistance assad must face international consequences have has the u.s. at odds with russia. >> signaling the u.s. may act without the support of the u.n. or or its allies. >> we'd be better off if the administration let congress authorize this activity. >> an oil rig explosion near a highway in southwest texas. all employees were evacuated safely and have been accounted for. >> former nfl star turned murder suspect aaron hernandez cut ties with his family and teamma
kidnapper. president obama's plan to balance national security and privacy concerns. jeff pegues and major garrett report. and built for speed-- terrell brown shows us what science is learning about usain bolt, the fastest man alive. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod with a wtern edition of the broadcast. we begin tonight in colorado with a deadly mudslide. rescue crews recovered one body just west of colorado springs, and three others are missing after flash floods caused not just by heavy rains last night, but by forest fires last year. here's heather burke from our denver affiliate kcnc. >> reporter: the cleanup has begun at manitou springs, colorado. this restaurant was washed out by the water surge. farley mcdonough showed us where the flood line reached two feet. >> this is what all of the professionals have been telling us could happen so we've been work very hard to be ready but you can only be so ready when something like this happens. >> reporter: just an inch and a half of rain triggered the mudslides in an area
the evidence is screaming at us that chemical weapons were used in syria and he said president obama believes there must be accountability. it is the latest sign that the administration is preparing a military strike against the assad regime. kerry said that he had looked again at the pictures that we all saw last week of the victims of the attack-- many of them children-- and he can't get them out of his head. here is some of what have the secretary had to say. >> what we saw in syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. it defies any code of morality. let me be clear: the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. by any standard it is inexcusable and, despite the excuses and equivocations that some have manufactured, it is the undeniable. >> pelley: we asked david martin at the pentagon to tell us more about the military operations. >> reporter: the words secretary of state used and the force with which he delivered them left little doubt the u.s. will soon strike syria. >> presid
and jobs. >>> reporter: president obama made the 1.6-mile trip down pennsylvania avenue to rally his democratic troops. he brought a simple message. >> jobs, middle class, broke. >> reporter: democrats asked the president for help in next year's midterm election. he braced members for a fall budget showdown with republicans. >> hello, everybody. >> reporter: over on the senate side, the president offered reassurance about his healthcare reform, immigration reform and the economy. >> the president came in with focuses and a message and emerged with a unified caucus behind him. >> reporter: the president wants democrats to take that message back to their constituents over the august recess. republicans are also trying to get on the same page before they leave town. tuesday the president offered the gop a plan to lower tax rates for businesses in exchange for more spending on roads and bridges. republicans called the deal dead on arrival. >> i'm not going to speak for what the president is doing or why he is doing it. if i had poll numbers as low as his, i'd probably be out doing the sa
in some difficulties, in some trouble. it's not all his relationship with obama. it's his sense of who america is, and it's his 50-year-old resentment for what america has been. so i think we're in a rough time, and my own sense is if you make america stronger, you will make it stronger in the world and people will be less eager to snub you in colorful ways. >> schieffer: but, you know, david this is almost like-- it's kind of following a kind of high school scenario here. here you have putin sort of-- sort of taking on the role of hugo chavez. i mean, nobody thought venezuela posed any kind of threat to the united states, but shavedz apparently thought he could really make his place in the world by poking his finger in the eye of the giant. and it seems like russia which doesn't have much going now except oil revenues, and of course they do have nuclear weapons -- i don't think anybody thinkers that going to use those. but just sort of picking-- like a picador at a bulled fight or something. >> i think that's exactly right, bob. this is half high school, half cold war playbook and thi
>> o'donnell: tonight, a rift with russia. president obama calls off the summit with president putin, payback for giving asylum to n.s.a. leaker edward snowden. major garrett on the strained relations. u.s. drones take out more suspected terrorists in yemen as s e government there claims it has stopped planned attacks by al qaeda. bob orr has the latest. lalospora makes still more americans sick. dr. jon lapook reports the outbreak has exposed a gap in the technology needed to trace the source of dangerous diseases. and anthony mason with the man who had the right stuff to chronicle the civil rights movement. >> i was skinny, i was quick, i was fast. the cops couldn't catch me. . captioning sponsored by cbs captioning sponsored by this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> o'donnell: good evening. scott is on assignment, i'm irah o'donnell. it's not a return to the cold br, but there is a distinct still tonight in relations between the united states and russia. sesident obama today scrapped plans for a one-on-one meeting gith president putin in moscow mxt month. the w
of president obama. as doug was saying, it was just a little over two weeks after dr. king's speech that the bombing occurred at the 16th street baptist church. let's listen to the bell from that church now. >> and let freedom ring! (cheers and applause) ♪ ♪ . >> in 1963, the 16th street baptist church was bombed. the bell was saved. and thanks to the church and william bell, the mayor of birmingham, that bell is here, to help celebrate dr. king's legacy and this day, let freedom ring . (applause) >> please welcome our next performance by tony and grammy award winner heather headley. >> pelley: heather headley the noted actress, singer and songwriter will have a short performance now before the president's speaks. and as we watch this doug brinkley what are some of the things that you think about as you look at this day and this celebration from the perspective of a historian? >> well, 50 years ago today martin luther king gave the greatest oratorical speech, you know, in american history. nothing compares to it. and we have it on film. and we have it in on tape and schoolchildr
minutes, president obama called syria's use of chemical weapons, quote, a challenge to the world and a threat to national security. >> we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale. this kind of attack threatens our national security interests by violating well-established international norms against the use of chemical weapons by further threatening friends and allies of ours in the region like israel and turkey and jordan, and it increases the risk that chemical weapons will be used in the future and fall into the hands of terrorist who is might use them against us. >> the president said he made no decision yet but he is considering limited and narrow action against syria. earlier a declassified intelligence report was released laying out some of the evidence against syrian president bashar assad's government. cbs reporter danielle nottingham has that part of the story. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry arrived at the white house for a national security council meeting weighing a possible military strike against
>>> the government's surveillance programs go under the microscope today. president obama will make his case to lawmakers to keep the nsa's spying capabilities alive. >>> major league baseball prepares to hand out suspensions toll more than a dozen players for their involvement in the sport's latest performance-enhancing drug scandal, and the game's highest paid player could be facing a lifetime ban. >>> and george zimmerman surfaces. the neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted of murdering trayvon martin has a minor brush with the law. captioning funded by cbs captioning funded by cbs thursday, august 1st, >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, august 1st, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, this afternoon, the growing debate over privacy over national security moves to the white house. president obama meets with a bipartisan group of lawmakers to discuss the national security agency's sweeping surveillance program. meanwhile the british paper that first revealed the program has published documents that appear to show the nsa can sift throu
th, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." word from president obama he is canceling his meeting with president putin over russia's decision to grant asylum to nsa leaker edward snowden. plus, a new suspected american drone strike on al qaeda. >>> the surprising heart procedure for former president george w. bush. >>> the chef leading michelle obama's fight against childhood obesity. finally good news. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> this radical violent extremism is still out there. >> president obama warns the nation of a global terror threat. >> another possible drone strike in yemen overnight. >> strikes are an effort to disrupt an al qaeda terror plot. >> the g-20 summit is in st. petersburg. >> i will be going there. >> however, president obama canceling a meeting with vladimir putin. >> saying he was disappointed russia granted asylum to the nsa leaker. >> former president bush home from the hospital after a heart procedure. doctors inserted a stent to clear a blockage. >> senators
is >> pelley: good evening. the obama administration is putting a ground stop on a deal that would form the largest airline in the world. the justice department filed an antitrust suit today to try to block the merger of american airlines and u.s. airways. saying that it would hurt consumers. as evidence, the government cites internal memos in which executives of the two airlines say that previous mergers have allowed the industry to raise fees and fares. publicly, those airlines claim that the deal would be good for travelers. so unless the two sides can settle their differences the merger is flying into court. here is transportation correspondent sharyl attkisson. >> reporter: it's the first time in 14 years that the federal government has filed a lawsuit .o block an airline merger. u.s. airways and american announced plans to combine in february. daryl jenkins is an airline industry analyst. do you think u.s. airways and ayerican were caught by surprise by this? >> everybody was caught by surprise on this. >> the federal government is worried about the impact on comsumers. it cites e
the obama administration says there is little doubt the assad regime used chemical weapons against civilians. >> if you were -- you are ready to go like that? >> we are ready to go like that. >> wildfires continue to burn in california. it's one of the largest in state history. >> did you fear for the worst? >> we were prepared for the worst, yes. >> a survivor's tale. we'll hear from the fourth -- first grader who survived for hours after being buried alive in a sand dune. >> i have a dream today. >>> and the nation prepares to mark the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. and martin luther king jr.'s march on washington. and martin luther king jr.'s historic speech on civil rights. captioning funded by cbs good morning. good to be with you. the obama administration is gearing up for military action against syria, possibly within days. as early as today the u.s. could release an intelligence report directly linking the assad regime to chemical weapons attack against syrian civilians. defense secretary chuck hagel says u.s. forces are ready, and the white house says the goal of the m
the american people for it. today, to justify a possible military strike against syria, president obama released an intelligence assessment that says the u.s. has "high confidence" that the syrian dictatorship attacked civilians last week with nerve gas, killing 1,429 people including 426 children. those numbers, according to the administration today. what is the evidence? well, the report shares only a small portion of what the administration says it has. mr. obama says the assad regime must be held to account, but he has not yet made a final decision on how or when to do that. we have a team covering the story and we're going to go first to david martin at the pentagon. >> reporter: with five navy destroyers now in position to launch cruise missiles, secretary of state kerry laid out the evidence which has convinced the obama administration the syrian regime was responsible for that attack. >> in all of these things that we know-- all of them-- the american intelligence community has high confidence. high confidence. this is common sense. this is evidence. these are facts. >> reporter
speech. >> president obama among those who will speak at a ceremony today celebrating that dream. >> free at leaast, free at last thank god almighty we are free at last. >> a military jury should begin deciding today whether the ft. hood texas shooter major hasan will be executed. >> just in time for the holiday weekend, there's a shark scare off the southern california coast. >> all that -- >> she's done it, upset of the championship. welcome to the big time victoria duval. >> and all that matters. >> dr. king would say the election of barack obama is not necessarily the fulfillment of my dream but only a downpayment. >> on "cbs this morning." >> billy ray was supposed to be on the show tonight. i'm not quite sure he's worked out what his explanation is yet. >> you know what i heard on the asylum in russia. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie and norah are off today but anthony mason is here. >> hello, gayle king. >> good to see you. as you wake up in the west, the u.s. is building its case for a military strike against syria. an attack could come within days. u.s. officials plan
law makers calling for president obama to suspend aid. but even cutting off $1.5 billion in annual support may not bring the change washington is hoping for. >>> secretary of defense was asked if cutting aid would end the violence. >> it is limited. it's up to the egyptian people. >> even if the u.s. does cut off support, egypt may not lose a dime. reimburse egypt if western countries suspend their aid. cbs news, washington. >> a new pew poll show 51% of americans want to cut off aid. >> let's get another check on weather. you are talking about lightning. there was a lot of fog out there. >> the atmosphere may be more stable. so maybe not as much lightning as yesterday. still have a chance of lightning. the red flag warnings are still up in the bay area. we have plenty of lightning strikes. you can see that rotating through away from the coastline as low continues to remain south. numerous lightning strikes. over 11,000 continued lightning strikes out over the bay waters as well. quite the display last night. low clouds and fog. the temperatures right now 61 degrees and mild in oak
and pressure the u.s. government to do something. >> president obama has done nothing about it. don't give the impression you really care and you want to do something. >> the organizer says opposition forces need u.s. hope to keep up the fight. >> nobody in the opposition is asking for troops on the ground. we're asking for the opposition to -- to put an end to these atrocities. >> until there is conclusive evidence of chemical weapon attacks it's unlikely president obama will do anything. >>> tonight's demonstration, a brought on by the syrian government counsel, tomorrow at noon. >>> survivors cried today as the major hasan was consisted on all 13 counts of pre meditated murder. he showed no emotion as the verdict was read. the 2009 massacre was the deadliest shooting at a military facility. prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty. >> also, army staff roger bails is headed to prison for life. he admitted to murdering 16 afghan women and children back in march 2012. six military jurors decided today the 40-year-old father of two should not be eligible of parole. >>> san diego mayor is
and suspects. one woman was hit by a stray bullet. >>> well, sources from within the obama administration says the u.s. is preparing for possible military action against syria. that is after a suspected chemical weapon attack killed hundreds of civilians including women and children. the united nations will investigate if poisonous gases were used and a warning some of the images may be difficult to watch. >> reporter: white house officials say there is little doubt syrian forces used chemical weapon to attack civilians in the suburbs. the alleged attack last wednesday killed more than 3people including women and children. after days of pressure and meetings with the united representatives, sunday, the syrian government agreed to let u.n. inspectors examine the site of the attack. the admin administer says they never used chemical weapon. >> reporter: the u.n. team will begin a fact-finding team on monday. but the united states is concerned that it is too late. u.s. officials argue days of heavy bombing around the area likely destroyed evidence of a chemical attack. the defense secretary sa
.com/bridge. >>> sources in the barack obama administration say the u.s. is prepairing for possible u.s. military action against syria. that is after suspected chemical weapon a tack killed hundreds of civilians including women and children. the united nations will investigate if poisonous gases were used. a warning it will be difficult to watch. >> reporter: they are saying there is little doubt they used chemical forces. the attack last wednesday killed more than 300 people including wednesday and children. after days of pressure and meetings with united nation's representatives, syrian's government agreed to let u.n. experts inspect the site of the attack. the information administrator says they never used chemical weapon. the united nation's team will begin a fact finding mission to determine if gases were used but the united states is concern today is too late. u.s. officials argue days of heavy bombing around the area likely destroyed evidence of a chemical attack. the defense secretary says that president barack obama is considering a u.s. riresponsibility. >> president barack obama has asked th
.s. army staff sergeant ty carter. he got the medal of honor from president obama about a half our ago. he grew up in antioch and fought in a battle in october of 2009 when taliban fighters attacked an army outpost. during the six-hour gun battle carter killed some fighters, provided comrades are ammo and gave first aid to an injured soldier. >>> students at the sandy hook elementary school will head back to school tomorrow for the first time since a gunman opened fire there. police say 20-year-old adam lanza shot 26 people inside sandy hook including 20 young students. the school has been closed since the december killings. there is a plan to tear down the school and build a new one on the property. but the proposal still must be approved by town residents. >>> some developing news. the united states may be on the brink of getting involved in another conflict in the middle east. the obama administration says there's little doubt syrian president bashar assad used chemical weapons against his own people. as cbs reporter tara mergener tells us, president obama is now weighing the options, w
. >>> tonight, the obama administration is considering military action against syria. evidence strongly indicates chemical weapons were used. >> the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders is a inhumanbele. >> many of his relatives in syria have already escaped to egypt, lebanon and the u.s. >> my uncle was shot by a sniper. they have no mercy. >> the syrian-american hopes president obama will help the regime fight the syrian president. >> what kind of action can we expect from the u.s.? senior administration officials say something with a coalition of allies without putting the troops in ground. >> tear ready to launch cruise missiles hours after president obama gives the call. they could fire at night and a.m. at military command center -- at night and use the military command center. >> steven zunis says a military strike is riddled with problems. >> a military intervention will not likely speed the end of the regime given the opposition, given some hard line extremist groups. reports are that he has deliberately placed them in highly populated civilian areas. >> americ
>>> more than a dozen diplomatic posts remain closed amid a terror threat, and president obama urges americans traveling abroad to use caution. >> this radical, you know, violent extremism is still out there. >>> george w. bush spends the night in the hospital after doctors perform a procedure to clear a blocked arter er near the former president's heart. >> the damage is done. they need to let my father go. >> the father of a teenager believed to be kidpped begs for her release and sends a message directly to his daughter. >> hannah, we all love you very much. if you have a chance, you take it. you run. you'll be found. thank you. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, august 7th, 2013. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm alexis christoforous. president obama is speaking out about the terror threat that's forced the closure of more than a dozen diplomats posts. yesterday they were ordered out of yemen and the first criminal charges were filed in last year's attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. jericka duncan has our report.
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about a possible meeting with president obama. >> good afternoon, mr. president. would you like to meet president obama when you travel to new york in september? and do you see any prospect of direct talks with the american administration during your term in office? >> the new president said his visit to new york is being used into. he comes here perhaps in september for the united nations. >> following a wildfire burning in the mountains east of los angeles, about 100 homes around lake elsinore have been evacuated. police say the fire is a threat to the town of lakeland village. more than 11,000 people live there. >> it is time to show you headlines from around the globe. "usa today" says mirls could be forced to mama'sive troop cuts. a study says it could result in troop levels not seen since 1940s. >>> troop security outside of airports, music festivals, rodeos, train terminals. agents who stop and surge people away from the airport may violate the constitution. >>> nascar champ tony stewart broke his right leg after a crash at southern iowa speedway. got caught up in a four-car >>>
this morning." new clashes this morning after egypt's worst clashes in years. president obama will make a statement this hour. plus, a major surprise on the home foreclosure front. new numbers this morning. >>> the nfl reportedly nears a deal to test for human growth hormones. a galaxy of riches. the big names hoping to make big money from mining asteroids. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. >>> it was utter madness. no one really knows what's going to happen next. >> egypt on edge after a massacre in the streets of cairo. >> the bloodiest violence in two years. hundreds of people were killed. a state of energy was declared in cities across the country. hundreds of muslim brotherhood supporters poured back into the streets. >> one government building has been ransacked andly the afire. >> a massive wildfire in utah has destroyed at least 14 homes, scorched 2,000 acres and is just 25% contained. >> there are still several homes that could be threatened. we're working to protect those structures. >> investigators are s
morsi. >> pelley: charlie d'agata with o.r team in cairo. charlie, thanks very much. enesident obama retaliated against the egyptian generals today by canceling joint twotary exercises that the u.s. holds with egypt every two years. more t. obama did not suspend militare than $1 billion in military aid that the u.s. gives acypt each year. ne vacation in martha's vineyard, mr. obama had this to say. >> we deplore violence against civilians. we support universal rights insential to human dignity, including the right to peaceful protest. we oppose the pursuit of martial cw, which denies those rights to citizens under the principle that security trumps individual righ freedom or that might makes right. and today, the united states extends its condolences to the families of those who were killed and those who were wounded. >> pelley: what is at stake? we're bringing in juan zarate, an advisor in the george w. bush administration. he's now our senior national security analyst. and major garrett, our senior white house correspondent. major, what did the an administration do to try to head d
to the pressure on the obama administration to take action. but what are the options? margaret brennan has that. why do some older people have minds as sharp as people decades younger? >> i still have to check once in a while. >> pelley: dr. jon lapook with the super-agers. and chip reid with an amazing discovery on the shores of the potomac. what was your excitement level when you saw it? >> i'd say about a ten. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> schieffer: good evening. scott's off tonight. i'm bob schieffer. we are beginning tonight with the fires running wild in the west, because there are so many of them now and they are threatening hundreds of homes. right now, 19,000 firefighters are fighting 50 major fires in ten western states. in idaho alone, they burned more than 450 square miles, and with lightning in the forecast tonight, it could get worse. in california, a wildfire outside yosemite national park tripled in size overnight. it now covers more than 84 square miles. so far, firefighters have contained only 2% of it. teresa garcia is there
obama has reportedly ruled outputting american troops on the ground, but a no fly zone over syria could still be an option. jericka duncan, cbs news, new york. >>> back in this country jury deliberations continue in the fort hood shooting trial of major nadal hasan. hasan is representing himself. he chose not to give a closing argument yesterday. hasan admitted he was the shooter admitting he was the soldier who switched sides. prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. >>> closing arguments are scheduled for today in the sentencing of the american soldier charged with killing 16 afghan citizens. sergeant robert bales apologized. bales attacked two villages killing men, women and children. he pleaded guilty in june. a military jury will decide whether a life sentence should include the chance of parole. >>> today the san diego city council considers a deal to resolve the sexual harassment scandal involving mayor bob filner. it's reported filner could resign as early as today. as bigad shaban reports, one sticking point could be filner's legal fees. >> reporter: bob filner got into an su
chemical attack as pressure mounts on president obama to punish the assad regime. holly williams in london and jeff pegues in washington have the latest. >> california's rim wildfire rages out of control threatening more homes and some of yosemite national park's precious sequoia trees. bigad shabbate is on the scene. >> a tragic battle ends for a florida boy with rare brain eating amoeba. >> and captain america, jeff glor interviews an american soccer superstar who has left the european stage to come play at home. >> looking forward to getting back to doing a little bit mor syria today agreed to a cease-fire to allow the inspectors to work. 355 people died on the outskirts of damascus wednesday from what appears to be a chemicalave two reports, first to holly williams in london. >> reporter: the breakthrough came 24 hours after the u.n.'s high representative for disarmament affairs angela kane arrived in damascus. syrian state tv announced that the government, which denies using chemical weapons, will allow u.n. weapons inspectors to start their investigation tomorrow. there's mounting ev
obama cancelled his one on one visit with vladimir putin next month the latest in a series of setbacks between the two countries. the tanslation follow's russia's decision to grant asylum to edward snowden, accused of leaking national security agency secrets. mr. obama will still attend the g20 summit in russia. >>> next round of the america's cup where they stand in the semifinal races. >> a home ownership is, you know, the quintessential element of the american dream. >> how the housing market takes center stage in the president's southern california tour. >> and leaden overcast in the bay area giving way to a peak of sunshine out there. the numbers warmer than yesterday and we are beginning a warm trend. i'll explain what that is, it's been so long, after a break coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, online interview with the he buying website, zillow. "homeownership is the quintessential element of t >>> the president is continuing his tour of southern california and participating in an online interview with the home buying website sill low. ska home ownership is the quintessential america
working with her? is it going to be some of the sharp obama people or the old guards. >> this was the biggest challenge for the clintons. it's what makes them great, not good but their loyalty. it also makes them vulnerable. if there's any reflection on that election is the organization that she had in iowa and new hampshire despite the fact they pulled it off. the challenge for them is to allow for that loyalty to remain in tact. but at the same time move to start building a new team that is more progressive in the way that they orange their campaign strategies. >> speaking of organizing campaign, unlike past clinton visits where she stops at the memorial church or as an intimate dinner fundraiser and six other things. >> coffee at the fairmont. >> you were one of the few people that even saw her. >> i happened to be down the block and heard she was there and decided to join. when she found out i was there, in classic clinton fashion, they made sure that i was grabbed, pulled in the back and said hello. but it wasn't the type of organized event that is typical. >> no
and two other coworkers before killing himself. >>> the obama administration says it has little doubt that syria used chemical weapons on an attack on civilians and soldiers. at least 100 people were killed. the president, however, has not yet decided on how to respond. and just in, syria has allowed the u.n. to visit the site of the attacks. >>> saturday's tribute to martin luther king jr. the only surviving speaker from 1963, congressman john lewis. he said the vision includes everyone. >> it doesn't matter where we are black or white, latino, asian-american or native- american. it doesn't matter whether we are straight or gay. we are one people! >> the actual anniversary is wednesday. that's when president obama will speak from the steps of the lincoln memorial, along with former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter. closer to home, hundreds marched in san jose. they walked about a mile to the santa clara county building. one woman in the crowd marched in washington herself 50 years ago. she says, in her view, there has been significant progress, but a lot more needs to be don
in syria. how president obama plans to make his case to congress today. >> i started to hear comments from them about the increasing amounts of money they were spending out of their pockets. >> and a former teacher's solution to a common problem in schools. the free store she built that teachers are calling christmas in august. >> hi, i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow in the kpix 5 weather center. we're seeing more sunshine around the bay area today. temperatures going to be heating up too. big changes coming for our weekend. we'll talk about it coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, chemical weapons against itn people. as c-b-s's danielle >>> the white house is preparing to release a report with evidence that shows that syria used chemical weapons against its own people. as cbs reporter danielle nottingham test us, lawmakers are pressing for more answers before the u.s. takes action. >> reporter: president obama is making his case for a strike against syria. he told pbs newshour, syrian president bashar assad is responsible for last week's deadly chemical attack on civilians near damascus. >> we hav
have plenty of chances to squeal to russian intelligence agents now. >> urging president obama to consider cancelling an upcoming meeting in russia. major garrett is at the white house. >> reporter: when the russian government allowed snowden to land several weeks ago, the white house knew this day would come. now russia has ignored direct pleas from president obama and the famous reset in the famous relations have been jeopardized. lawmakers now urging a forceful white house response. >> president obama battered away persistent questions about snowden during a meeting with the president of yemen. mr. obama did not want to personalize his sense of anger and disappointment leaving that to his spokesman. >> we see this as an unfortunate development and we are extremely disappointed by it. >> one that blindsided the white house and could imperil a planned obama/putin summit in moscow early next month. >> we are evaluating the summit in light of this. >> just after snowden arrived in russia, mr. putin tryobama tried to downplay it. >> i will not have one case
obama has said that syria's government would cross a red line if it uses chemical weapons against its own people. we're monitoring the white house for any response. >> police outside atlanta say they cannot explain a motive for a near tragedy there. a gunman fired at officers yesterday from inside an elementary school. no one hurt. the suspect surrendered after a plea from a school employee. outside the academy, mark good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, gayle. this is a shaken community. its school year barely one week under way and this happens. police say there are no known connections between the gunman and the school. but he did seem to have a plan to kill. [ sirens ] the gunshots broke out just after 1:00 p.m. when police say 20-year-old michael brandon hill a convicted felon, opened fire inside mcnair discovery learning academy in suburban atlanta. >> shooting scene, 2162 2nd avenue, at mcnair. >> hostage situation, there are shots being fired. >> reporter: authorities say he was armed with an ak-47 and other weapons and likely entered beh
to get hit hardest. the obama administration defends collecting the phone records of millions of americans. bob orr tells us members of congress are skeptical. >> so what's it going to be next? >> pelley: can it be? anthony mason reports economic performance is now tied in part to how well lady gaga performs. and when julie stitt decided to donate her kidney, it set off a chain of events she could not have imagined. >> i've never seen anything like that in 28 years in the transplant field. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> schieffer: good evening, scott's off tonight on t's off nt, i am bob schieffer. the other shoe is about to drop as in the baseball drug scandal. major league baseball has gotified the players' union which players it intends to tspend. m don't know how many will be affected but the game's highest- pld player, alex rodriguez of the new york yankees, is expected to be among the hardest tht. terrell brown has our report. >> reporter: alex rodriguez worked out in tampa today, wocovering from an injury that has kept h
's significant enough that we're taking every precaution. >> president obama speaks out about the terror threat that shut down embassies in the muslim world. >> criminal charges have been filed in the deadly attack on the u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi, libya. >> musty, dirt-like. >> a nasty taste coming from bay area taps. >> the santa clara valley water district says they are battling mother nature now. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. >>> hi, everyone. good morning. it's wednesday, august 7. i'm frank mallicoat. >> good morning. i'm juliette goodrich. michelle is off this morning. it is 6:01. we are following several developing stories as you wake up. oakland police are searching for the suspects who shot and killed a 1-year-old boy and his father. police believe the shooter fired into the house on gormley avenue from the back. we are live at the scene gathering the latest information. >> family and friends of a mi
. >>> this is one photo op we won't be seeing anytime soon, president obama cancersfulling the scheduled one on -- canceling the scheduled oneon one meeting with russian president vladimir putin. it could be payback for moscow's decision to grant asylum to edward snowden. obama will still attend the g20 summit in russia next month. >>> if you want to get in the fourth largest lottery jackpot in history up one hour. people were lining up for tickets to the powerball drawing estimated at $425 million. that's if you take the 30 annual payouts. the lump sum, that's $245 million before taxes. ticket sales stop at 7:00. the drawing is at 8:00. your chance of winning, 1 in 175 million. so good luck on that. >>> the moto x is coming and i'll tell you about the features that could bruise apple and steal away iphone users coming up. >> and tesla stock hits warp speed even though the bay area carmaker said it is still losing money. ,, goodnight. thanks, olivia. thank you. so you can make a payment from your cell to almost anyone's phone or email. (speaking french) so you can express your gratitude... i
homes and trees but there were no reports of injuries. >>> president obama's cancellation of the attendance of the summit is being applauded by the u.s. lawmakers from both parties. in a written statement the white house said we believe it would be more constructive to postpone the summit until we have more results from our shared agenda. the u.s. and russia have been butting heading over russia granting asylum to nsa leaker edward snowden. a meeting between the u.s. and russian defense ministers is still scheduled for tomorrow. >>> this morning there are reports of another suspected u.s. drone strike in yemen. at least six suspected al qaeda members were killed according to local officials. it would be the third day in a row and the sixth such strike in less twan two weeks. yemen's government said yesterday it had foiled al qaeda plots to seize gas missiles. >>> president obama talked about the terrorism threat that forced the u.s. to temporarily shut 19 diplomatic posts during a visit to camp pendleton, california. he talked about the war on afghanistan and sexual assaul
evening, everyone, scott's on assignment. president obama defended the surveillance program but he promised some changes say the american people need to have confidence in those programs. at a news conference, the president pledged more openness about surveillance operations, including ones that collect phone records and watch internet traffic. he said he'll work with congress to reform the part of the patriot act that geneva it is collection of so-called meta data but he gave no specifics. he wants a privacy advocate to weigh in when the government asked the fisa court to improve a surveillance request and he's calling for a panel of outside experts to review the government's programs. major garrett was there. he is at the white house tonight. good evening, major. >> reporter: good evening, jeff. the president said the nation's vast surveillance network is vital to national security and better kept secret but now that classified details have been leaked about government internet and phone snooping, mr. obama is pulling back the curtain on some long-protected spy secrets. >> given
practice and late last week, president obama announced plans to make the programs more transparent and accountable. >> some steps to make americans more comfortable will actually make americans less safe. >> reporter: republican congressman peter king says surveillance is a legitimate role of government. >> what we're talking about life and death and having lived in new york through 9/11 i know what life and death means. we cannot have this become a debating society. we need decisions made quickly yes, no, up and down. lives are the a are at stake. >> reporter: susan mcginnis, cbs . >> lon snowden hasn't spoken with his son since he left the u.s. >>> there may be changes to the federal criminal justice system. the proposals include scaling back prison sentences for some drug-related crimes and releasing more elderly nonviolent offenders. federal prisons are 40% above capacity. >>> former secretary of state hillary clinton will be at the conference. later on this afternoon she will be awarded the american bar association medal the highest honor of the association. >>> it is 4:41. it
, so you could be walking around with hypertension and not even know it. >>> the obamas doubling down with a second dog. meetb's newest sibling. that's next. ,,,, look at 'em. living on cloud nine with that u-verse wireless receiver. you see in my day, when my mom was repainting the house, you couldn't just set up a tv in the basement. i mean, come on! nope. we could only watch tv in the rooms that had a tv outlet. yeah if we wanted to watch tv someplace else, we'd have to go to my aunt sally's. have you ever sat on a plastic covered couch? [ kids cheering ] you're missing a good game over here. those kids wouldn't have lasted one day in our shoes. [ male announcer ] switch and add a wireless receiver. get u-verse tv for $19 a month for 2 years with qualifying bundles rethink possible. white house. the obama's adopted a new dog. it's the same breed as "bo" -- the p famously promised by the president back in 2008. >>> there is a new addition at the white house. the obamas have adopted a new dog. the same breed as bo the president got in 2008. >> you have earned the new puppy that's com
latest from the "timesaver traffic" center. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> sources in the obama administration say the u.s. is preparing for possible military action in syria after a suspected chemical weapons attack outside damascus killed hundreds of civilians. marlie hall reports today the united nations will begin investigating whether poisonous gases. a warning, some images may be difficult to watch. >>> reporter: white house officials say there is little doubt syrian forces used chemical weapons to attack civilians in the suburbs of damascus. aid groups say the alleged attack last wednesday killed more than 300 people including women and children. after days of pressure and meetings with united nations representatives, sunday the syrian government agreed to let u.n. experts inspect the site of the alleged attack. syria's information minister says, the regime of president bashar assad has never used chemical weapons. the united nations team will begin a factfinding monday to determine if poisonous gases were used. but the united states is concerned it's too late. u.s. offic
. president obama today presented army f sergeant ty carter with the nation's highest military award... the medal of honor. >>> a soldier from antioch is presented army staff sergeant ty carter with the nation's highest military award, the medal of honor. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states accompanied by medal of honor recipient staff sergeant ty carter. >> reporter: more than 40 members of his family filled the room. >> if you want to know what a true american hero looks like then you don't have to look too far. you just have to look at your dad. >> reporter: in this video recorded by the taliban it was an ambush at command out post keating. on october 3, 2009, u.s. troops were outnumbered by hundreds of taliban fighters. ty carter risked his life to save an injured soldier and resupply ammunition to soldiers drafted in a humvee. >> it was chaos. the blizzard of bullets and steel into which ty ran not once, twice or even a few times but perhaps 10 times and in doing so he displayed the he ises of true heroism, not the urge to surpass but the urge to serve o
. >>> developing news now. president obama is considering a limited military strike on syria to punish syrian president bashar assad for using chemical weapons in his country's civil war. cbs reporter tara mergener reports from the white house. >> reporter: united nations inspectors returned to their damascus hotel after their second visit to the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack had to be postponed for security reasons. the obama administration isn't waiting for the team's findings. secretary of state john kerry says there is undenial evidence syrian president bashar assad used toxic gas on his own people. defense secretary chuck hagel telled the bbc, u.s. forces will be ready to act as soon as president obama gives the order. >> but if you the order comes you're ready to go like that? >> we are ready to go like that. >> reporter: four u.s. navy warships are in the eastern mediterranean ready to launch cruise missiles that would likely strike syrian military targets. the white house has been reaching out to congress and nato allies to build support for action. president obama has
. >>> the obama administration will soon release what it says is proof the syrian government used chemical weapons against civilians. tells us tonight it looks like when, not if the u.s. will attack. >> president obama says he has not yet decided how the u.s. will respond to syria's alleged chemical weapons attack against its own people, but the president is sure of this. >> we have conclude that the syrian got, in fact, carried these out. >> the chemical weapons attack killed more than 300 people, mostly women and children. u.s. weapons inspectors are still in damascus taking blood and tissue sample from survivors but could be several days until their work is done. british prime minister promised to wait for that report and called an emergency meeting of parliament thursday. one british and one american submarine are already in the eastern mediterranean along with four american destroyers and a fifth on the way. they are all armed with cruze missiles. president obama is down playing another large-scale engagement in the middle east. >> i have no interest in any kind of open-ended conflict in syri
parliament. president obama has been planning a military strike in retaliation for what appears to have been a poison gas attack by syrian forces last week against rebels fighting the dictatorship there. first, we'll go to mark phillips in london. >> reporter: you could almost hear the brakes being applied. david cameron had called the british parliament back from recess. he had hoped to get it to authorize military action against syria. but faced with an opposition wanting to wait for the u.n. inspectors in damascus to report and fearing a rebellion of some of his own party, cameron had to back down even before the debate began. he tried to make the case that any military action would be strictly limited to trying to deter any further use of chemical weapons. >> i think we can be as certain as possible that when we have a regime has used chemical weapons on 14 occasions, that is most likely responsible for this large-scale attack, that if nothing is done it will conclude that it can use these weapons again and again and on a larger scale and with impunity. >> reporter: but this debate was n
. >> president obama canceled his meeting with russian president putin next month in moscow. >> he didn't like putin's demands the summit be held shirtless. >> three power ball tickets match in last night's drawing. >> china, throwing passengers from their seats. 23 were injured. >> hugging christian renaldo. >> uh-oh, he's feeling it. the big finish. >> and all that matters. >> caretakers implementing an innovative way to keep vegetation under control. they're bringing on the goats. >> on "cbs this morning." >> if the president wanted to hurt putin, he would have said he was coming and stood him up. trust me, that hurts the most. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie rose is on asignment so anthony mason is with us. as you're waking up in the west a wildfire is racing across southern california threatening about half a dozen communities. 1,500 people have been evacuated. several homes burned. >> so far, three people are hurt. the silver fire broke out about 80 miles east of los angeles. ben tracy is at the scene in cabazon. >> reporter: anthony and norah, good morn
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